Beer before wine or wine before beer: the hangover is the same

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    Beer before wine or wine before beer: the hangover is the same
    People having a drink

    In tests mixing alcoholic drinks was no worse than sticking to one type

    Milan Jovic/Getty

    By Sam Wong

    Drinking beer before wine won’t save you from a hangover. This is according to rigorous tests performed with 90 volunteers.

    The idea of the study was to test the old adage: “beer before wine and you’ll feel fine; wine before beer and you’ll feel queer.” Similar sayings exist in French and German.

    The participants, aged between 19 and 40, were split into three groups. The first group drank beer until their breath alcohol concentration reached 0.05 per cent, then …

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